Elk NetworkGrizzlies Attack Second Person in Montana

General | September 20, 2017

For the second time in just over a week, a grizzly bear attacked a person in southwest Montana. This time, it happened when a bear mauled a woman on a private ranch north of Gardiner near Yellowstone Park.

She received treatment for a bite to her leg after her companions used bear spray to end the attack.

A previous attack took place when a grizzly jumped a bowhunter in the Gravelly Range.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation agrees with scientists that the Yellowstone-area grizzly is recovered, recovery criteria have been met and the population should be delisted. RMEF also maintains that grizzlies, like elk, black bears, deer and other wildlife, should be managed by state agencies.

(Photo source: National Park Service)